- “Here, princess!” Cedric calls to me cheekily, swimming in loops around me in the water. I tried to keep up with him, but I kept getting frustrated and gave up. Without my fins, I just don’t have the strength or stamina.
- I envy him for his freedom in the open sea and his being able to dive deep below the water’s surface to a depth where I can no longer see him. The water is majestic from below. The sun’s rays glittering the surface above fade to clear, cool currents teaming with life.
- “Will you quit trying to scare me, Cedric? I know there is nothing down there that can hurt me.”